Heidi Archer

Background and Technique

Boats, coastlines, nautical paraphernalia, the moors, seasons, glimpses of images, textures and patterns in nature. Once I have a design in mind I have a fluid, evolving process on the canvas board and/or wood panel which is relatively instinctive – repeatedly reworking and layering colour, applying paint, and rubbing it back, scoring and sanding.

I paint using cut cloth, paper, and oil colours; however, I also use acrylics, charcoal, carborundum, and other media to build up texture and base colour. I particularly love the way the erasure and layering of paint emulates the effects time has on paint and our environment. I sometimes even leave the canvas or wooden boards quite bare in areas to utilise their beautiful natural texture.


Heidi is well known in the South-West for her wonderful semi abstract reflections of the South-West coastal and rural landscape. She has also been invited to exhibit her work at the Society of Women Artists’ Annual Exhibitions.

Steam Gallery

Homeward Bound
Homeward Bound

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